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Transferring / Re: Transfer from Lewis and Clark to top 15 schools
« on: October 03, 2004, 06:09:24 PM »
I just love L & C...I love the campus, the city, the library, the open-minded liberal attitudes, the focus on environmentalism, the fact that animal law is offered, the fact that the National Crime Victims Law Institute is housed out of L & C and directed by Prof. Doug Beloof, ...etc... shall I go on?? I visited L & C and sat in on a class, talked to students, etc.. last year... My partner graduated from L & C Law a few years ago...I hit the library there on the weekends at times...it's a great library...blah blah blah...i better get in via transfer, damn it!

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Transferring / Re: Transfer from Lewis and Clark to top 15 schools
« on: September 15, 2004, 05:39:16 PM »
i don't know, but if you transfer OUT of lewis and clark, will you give me your space!?  that is where i was dyin' to go...i got put on hold, and then the big REJECT...i'm at willamette now.

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General Board / Re: The Truths and Myths of Law School...
« on: September 15, 2004, 05:32:00 PM »
Time management rules your life in law school.
Get to school at 7:15am (to get a damn parking space).  3-4 classes a day, mon-fri.  classes are between 8am and 4pm.  in between classes, i study either for the next class or the next day.  i do spend a few minutes at some point during the day just surfing the internet and grabbing lunch on campus (takes too much time to go somewhere).  when classes finish, i usually go home and relax for a few or go for a quick run...then, by 5:30pm i'm studying again non-stop til about 12:30pm...wake up at 6am the next morning....study every weekend...usually 4 hours on saturday and 8 hours on sunday.

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Law Firms / Re: help
« on: August 23, 2004, 11:48:43 AM »
Hey...y'all didn't read her question clearly...she is writing a report about the career choice...(you guys are telling her not to worry about it yet!)...Anyway...

Samantha,

basically, no matter what law school one attends, the first year curriculum is essentially the same (there can be slight variations).  One can almost always expect that they will be required to take: Contracts, Property, Torts, Criminal Law OR Criminal Procedure, Legal Research & Writing, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure....and then they may be able to take an elective or something else.  Also, unlike what many people think, one does not need to (and most often doesn't) graduate from law school with a specialized area.  However, most schools will offer special certifications for different areas or they will be schools that have excellent programs in certain areas. 

As for classes to take in preparation for law school...yes, i agree with the above that philosophy and history would be great...Philosophy is great to get the analytical part of your brain some practice.  It doesn't really matter that much what your major is in college...what matters is how well you do.  However, there are certain areas of law that most often require a strong background (even a graduate degree) in certain areas.  For example, someone who is interested in intellectual property law would have a much better advantage if they have a background in engineering.  Someone that is interested in medical malpractice would have an advantage having some kind of medical background. 

Law school is 3 years, or if one opts for the part-time evening program that many schools offer, it can be 4 years. 

I hope I answered some questions...please feel free to post more questions..i'd love to help you out!


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Willamette / Re: Thinking of Willamette??
« on: May 02, 2004, 11:38:56 AM »
I have not yet visited Willamette, but am actually going there this Thursday.  I'm pretty sure I'll be attending...the only way I won't is if I get off the waiting list at Lewis and Clark.  What did you think about Salem as a city?  Is there much to do there?  Is there much in walking distance from the campus?  Where will you be living?  Did you meet any professors or talk to any students there?


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LawMan...I have both of those books and I'll sell you both of them for a cheap price...Let me know if are interested!

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I have some books that I no longer need since I'm a seasoned 1L now.
They are in perfect condition...you wouldn't even know they've been used.
All of them offer great suggestions, guidance, study and prep suggestions...
Make me an offer.

Law School Confidential
Planet Law School II
1L

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Stafford Loans vs. Private Loans
« on: July 07, 2004, 10:15:06 AM »
Part of that 18,000 that you were offered with fed loans MUST be subsidized....i can't remember off the top of my head which is which, but the max in unsubsidized that you can get is either 10,000 or 8, 500, while the max that you can get in subsidized is the other one of those two numbers...for example, i got the max of both, and have 18,500 in fed loans, a combo of sub and unsub.

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this thread is absolutely ridiculous. you all are way to bored. if you care so much about "looking uncool" with a rolling backpack, or you're stressing out over whether to get a shoulder bag or standard backpack, i suggest you sign up for a "Law School Online" program...then you can sit on your fat, vain asses at home while studying the law and STILL posting on LSD.

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i'm about the same as schoomp.

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